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BRAG could lead to Dream Team in W-W

The Bicycle Ride Across Georgia (BRAG) has sparked a special interest in Wilkes County, as the BRAG “Dream Team” – an organization dedicated to helping youth foster both leadership and cycling skills – has proposed establishin More...

Cyclists give W-W a boost, rave over friendliness

Over 1,000 participants in the Bicycle Ride Across Georgia (BRAG) converged on Washington last weekend, cruising city streets before making their camp at the Pope Center and exploring the rest of town for the evening.  More...

Special Sections

The Office Cat

The Office Cat

Remember? Call the fire department

The newly updated and upgraded Reese Booker Park playground along with improvements made to the Reese Booker Center will be showcased at the City of Washington’s Community Picnic this Friday (tomorrow) starting at 11 o’clock. More...

Opinions

Balloons go racing with the wind in Helen but a big bear might upstage the contest

Margie and I got to travel to Helen, Georgia, for the Helen-to-Atlantic Hot Air Balloon Race last week, and it was a blast – our second balloon race in 33 years together.  Oddly enough, the high point other than the balloons was when a big More...

Book Review

Huck Out West

Prepare for adventure. More...

Just standing in the Chattahoochee will enrich your life

HELEN – This mountain town of just over 500 hasn’t changed lately, unless another entrepreneur with Taiwan connections has opened a souvenir shop on the main drag.  More...

Worship

We must continue in our faith

Once the Gospel message of Salvation is presented unto us, and we hear the truth of the message and accept the message in a personal manner, God will give to us His Son, Jesus Christ, to be our Saviour from our sins by the power of God’s Holy S More...

Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Rayle City Council will meet at City Hall on Tuesday, June 13, at 6:30 p.m.  .  “A Family That Prays Together, Stays Together” will be the theme as Trinity Baptist Church hosts an old-fashioned prayer meeting on Saturday, J More...

City’s community picnic Friday to show off park improvements

The City of Washington will host a community picnic this Friday, June 9, to show appreciation to “the hard-working staff of our beautiful city” and to debut the new playground at the Reese Booker Park.  More...

W-W Rocks initiative seeks to spread a little happiness through hidden discoverables

Many have probably noticed that over the last few weeks hunters of every age have been meandering throughout the city in search of treasures. More...

Drama camp will close with three productions

For the next two weeks, almost 30 kids from grades 3-12 will learn the ins and outs of producing a live theater performance during Youth Summer Drama Camp.  The Camp is sponsored each year by the Washington Little Theater and has been in existen More...

Church of Latter-Day Saints contributes to local food bank

On behalf of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Elder Lamar Hensen and Sister Elaine Hensen (at left) delivered over $1,000 worth of food items to be distributed by the folks at Stephen More...

News

Newby receives top Lions Club award

Past Council Chairman Olin Newby was presented the Ambassador of Goodwill Award by International Lions Club President Chancellor Bob Corlew at the recent Georgia Lions Convention. More...

Workshops and movies continue during library’s summer reading

Summer reading is off to a fun start at the Mary Willis Library where there is something for all ages. For children, sign up is now open for the June 15 craft workshops at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., during which kids will be making paint chip pop art.  More...

Legal assistance is available at clinic slated for June 20

If you are age 60 or older, live in Wilkes County or a neighboring county, and have ever thought of getting a last will and testament, financial power of attorney, or advance directive for healthcare, call Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) at 706 More...

Sports

BASEBALL’S BEST

1956 was a memorable baseball year

“Somebody once asked me if I ever went up to the plate trying to hit a home run and I said, yes every time.” – Mickey Mantle   More...

Obituaries

Elizabeth Florrye Reynolds

A Celebration of Life for Elizabeth (Liz) Florrye Reynolds, 103, of Liberty Street was held at 3 p.m. Friday, June 2, 2017, at the Washington Presbyterian Church with Rev. Glen Kohlhagen officiating. Interment followed at Resthaven Cemetery. More...

Martha J. Hopkins

A memorial service for Martha J. Hopkins, 92, formerly of Washington, will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 17, 2017, at the Washington First Baptist Church with Rev. Albert Huyck and Rev. Kevin Madden officiating. More...

Personalities

Brian Hardigree receives degree from Young Harris College

Brian Christopher Hardigree graduated from Young Harris College in commencement exercises Saturday, May 6, at the Recreation and Fitness Center.  Mr. More...

Favors and Burriss receive Duggan scholarships May 26

Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School Valedictorian Destiny Favors and Star Student Thomas Burriss were both awarded the John Duggan Memorial Scholarship at the Senior Awards Banquet on May 25.  Representing the Washington Woman’s Cl More...

Elvie and Robert Walton celebrate 70th wedding anniversary May 26

Elvie and Robert Walton celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Friday, May 26.  The couple was joined by close family friend, Ann Bates, for dinner at Angie’s in Thomson.  More...